Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/28/2013 8:11 PM

Judge frees TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau from jail

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

A federal judge has ordered the release from jail of Kevin Trudeau after the TV pitchman spent nearly a week behind bars for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment.

Judge Robert Gettleman ordered the 50-year-old's release at a hearing Monday in Chicago.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Trudeau had been jailed for contempt since last Tuesday after Gettleman said he didn't believe Trudeau was being honest about his global assets.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Gettleman told the courtroom Monday he's still not convinced Trudeau is being forthcoming about his assets.

But Gettleman added Trudeau might be able to answer a receiver's questions better while free.

The Federal Trade Commission successfully sued Trudeau for deceiving viewers about weight-loss claims. It says he's hiding assets in shell companies.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here